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Breaking the Cycle
Monday, June 26, 2017
Last week marked a major victory for Dennis Gaddy. The executive director of Community Services Initiative and lobbyist for “Raise the Age,” has fought for the last six years to increase the age that 16- and 17-year-olds who commit misdemeanors and low-level felonies are tried as adults. The new legislation will take effect December 2019 and is
 
DPS delays discussion on superintendent characteristics
Friday, June 23, 2017
DURHAM – The Durham school board postponed a discussion on what characteristics they would like to see in a new superintendent at Thursday’s school board meeting. The list will be used to narrow down applicants when the board begins receiving resumes on July 10. The next board meeting is not until July 18. The board did review community input
 
Raleigh high school gives second chances
Thursday, June 22, 2017
RALEIGH – As a new mother, Jayda Hunter, 17, was finding it increasingly difficult to meet the demands of a traditional school setting. “I could not go to class or do homework,” she said. “It was crazy. Then my cousin told me about a new school called Central Wake High School where you can go half days. I could do that.”
 
Rites of Passage initiates five into manhood
Monday, June 19, 2017
DURHAM – Five young men survived the rigorous demands of the Rites of Passage program to graduate Saturday with a traditional African ceremony. The annual event is a nine-month program harnessing the power of community to mentor and guide black young men to take responsibility, develop life skills, and position themselves for continued success as
 
Barber banned from Legislative Building after protest arrest
Saturday, June 17, 2017
RALEIGH – One of North Carolina's most prominent civil rights leaders, the Rev. William Barber, is banned from entering the state Legislative Building after he was arrested at a protest there last month. A magistrate ordered Barber and 31 others arrested during a sit-in over health care on May 30 to stay away from the building as part of their bond
 
Father of the Year: Durham dad always made time for family
Thursday, June 15, 2017
DURHAM – Kenneth Carver, a father of two daughters and a dedicated insurance salesman, knows firsthand the challenges that accompany raising children while finishing school and working. “I worked for the state of North Carolina while in school and my wife with the National Institute of Environmental Science. It was not easy to do both work
 
Unique program mentors to minority students
Thursday, June 15, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – The Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate Program graduated 11 seniors on June 4. The BRMA is a unique, long-term mentoring program in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools that matches mentor-advocates with minority students starting in fourth grade. Students and their mentors work together until the mentee graduates high school, with many
 
Orange County school board bans Confederate flag
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
CHAPEL HILL - The Orange County school board voted Monday night in favor of a dress code policy prohibiting racially intimidating clothing and accessories. The approved policy strikes wording proposed at a work session on May 31 that called for a “reasonable forecast of disruption.” While not an outright ban on the Confederate flag, the new
 
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Breaking the Cycle

Last week marked a major victory for Dennis Gaddy. The executive director of Community Services

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